Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 - NYC! (((Project Runway spoilers)))

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  1. Fergus

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  3. Allen

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    I always love the spring collections. I'm really curious to see what Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler do this season.
     
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  5. Allen

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    Richard Chai just started on the live stream.

    The womenswear looks are pretty disastrous to me. The color story is very disjointed, though many of the fabrics could make nice cushions or curtains. I'm particularly appalled by what I'm going to call "skrants," which is a skirt attached to the front only of a pair of paints. The proportions throughout were just wrong. A lot of pants hit at odd lengths and then there were mini skirts over long pants. A lot of the styling was off for me. Aline Weber, who is a terrific model, look ghastly with neon blue lipstick.

    The menswear was a mixed bag, but I did see several individual pieces that I liked. There was a really slouchy black look with a half trench in the beginning that I loved. There is also a neon coral jacket that I adored and a pair of blue pants with a maroon stripe down the side that I really liked.

    This was a strong group of models, but most of them looked like they were thinking "what the f*ck am I wearing?"
     
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    Head's up!

    Can one of our darling admin people please add something to the thread title like "May contain 'Project Runway' spoilers!".

    THANK YOU!!!!! :)
     
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  7. Beefcake

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    This thread will definitely contain rampant Project Runway :COP: conjecture, speculation, and :drama: as photos and attendee reports leak out.

    Which makes me chuckle ... the order of presentation and perceived quality of collections always fools everyone over at least one designer's fate. E.g. Amy from a couple of seasons back (for the former) and Anthony from the same season (for the latter).
     
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    Fashion Night Out just means I have to work til midngiht :yawn:
     
  9. Allen

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    Todashi Shoji is getting ready to start. Carrie Preston from True Blood is in the audience.
     
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    I hope Anthony Ryan is on the runway. They may have decoys but if he is there then he could still be in it!
     
  11. Allen

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    Everyone who is in the show after tonight will probably be on the runway tomorrow. That's how they did it last season when 10 designers showed at Fashion Week. I bet Anya had the 13 year old that work for her sew a hell of a collection :rofl:
     
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    :lol: I bet you are right. I wonder if they gave her a stiff talking to about having to sew her own things and not letting someone else do it. This wont matter if she isn't final 3.
     
  14. Allen

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    We need to go work as dressers for the mens collections during fashion week :grope:
     
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  15. Beefcake

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    Ooh, good idea. :grope: Even better if those two boys need helping dressing for those outfits, as they'd be exactly as dumb as I like my boy toys.

    Those studious glasses on the one almost fooled me. Almost.
     
  16. Allen

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    I love a boy in glasses :swoon:
     
  17. PrincessLeppard

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    He looks awfully happy to be there. :smokin:
     
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    ^ Menswear!!!! :cheer2: :swoon:

    Truth be told, womenswear-schwimenswear, it's MENSWEAR for which I squeal!!! :biggrinbo

    From WWD, a sneak peak at some of the Spring 2012 boy stuff.

    Simon Spurr, tres adorable (him and the clothes) and j'adore GANT by Michael Bastian! TO. DIE. FOR. And soooo comfy.......
     
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    Interesting that L'Wren Scott is the guest judge and not an actress or singer. Joshua M's collection was much more subdued than what he's shown on the show so far. I loved the kaftan Anya was wearing.

    Thomas Jane in the audience :grope:

    Based on the designs I saw, I favored Viktor and Anthony Ryan, but I also liked the one dress they showed of Bert's. I didn't see anything of Anya's, so I'm curious to see what she did.
     
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  21. BigB08822

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    All black from Josh? I wonder if he is a decoy, seems you would be throwing away the competition with that choice.
     
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    Here's an image that shows some of Anya's designs. It looks like a lot of long, flowing dresses -- beautiful, but not far from her comfort zone.

    Getty images has a gallery for the runway, but mostly the pics are of the designers so far. (And as soon as I posted, they began adding more photos of the models walking.)
     
  23. Allen

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    Especially since this is the spring collections. The trends, which many of them seemed to miss, seem to be going toward more color.
     
  24. Aceon6

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    Getty takes a while, especially to tag and organize them. Blogging Project Runway will assemble all the Getty photos in order of presentation and link them on their home page. Last year, it took until well into the evening to get everything.
     
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    This and this are supposed to be Josh designs according to the caption. I think I'd prefer the black. WTF is with the fit on the second one? :scream:
     
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    I'm too impatient. ;)
     
  27. Allen

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    Yeah, after looking at the Getty Images, it appears that Josh M had color...but not good color. The silhouettes in his collection are also not very cohesive. I hope he wasn't one of the finalists.

    I like what I could see of Anya's, but it was a collection of flowy dresses and I'm sure that Michael Kors will say that the color story is disjointed.
     
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    Josh's has a lot of color. In fact, some of his pieces look inspired by his shirt last night. Hmmm.

    I am loving Anya's. Flowy resort prints. But Nina didn't like Ulli did she?

    Looks like they must have had to do a bathing suit.
     
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    Looking further, I am wondering if the color outfits really are Josh's. There are at least 5 outfits with bright pattern, green or purple, but none of them are visible in the picture of Josh on the runway, though 5 completely different designs are visible. The only reason I might think otherwise is if this is a "bridge" design between the bright colored crap and the darker, more sculptural designs like this and this.

    And I now back off those doubts. It looks like it is all one collection.

    Victor seems to have gone very heavy into mesh an a pseudo-bondage look.
     
  30. Allen

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    Nina and Michael gave Ulli a really hard time over repeating the same type of dress. I think Anya has shown more range than Ulli through the season. Bust as far as a Spring collection, Anya's looks closer than many of the others.

    I wonder if they got down to final 4 and made two of them design a bathing suit as the decider on who would go to the final like they did with the wedding dresses in Leann's season.